Young girl
Jewel of Africa
Ocean to oceans
Pillar of pillars
Take a second
to see how precious you are
how strong you are
the dogs they come to destroy you
you stepped into adulthood
you stepped into motherhood
you stepped into womanhood
what now?
Where are they now?
They’ve left you!
Creating anger and hatred
Alone you’re standing not chilling!!
Alone you embrace
that little creature on your arms
Girl you’re a star
Despite your downfall
you walked tall
seeing your future
with dazzling eyes
hoping that “umntwana”
will be brighter than you are
Hoping for the best
Hoping for the fruit tree of life
And joys of youthful years